Saturday, April 30, 2011

Springing Along

A little walk around the house when the temperature was around 55 showed me that spring is coming along.

Spent a day watching The Wedding yesterday.  Today I was simply lazy, reading while watching house fix-up TV shows.  Now we're off to see "The Barber of Seville", Rossini's version.



I won a Thank You prize from Margaret's Hope Chest!
Pepperoni pizza with double green olives
Frogs jumping in the pond when I walk by

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Lakes and Islands

I am asking my fellow member of the 15 Minute SCRAP Bee to make these blocks for me.  First they construct the green blocks form scraps and then they use the "water" fabric I sent them to make them into "Lake" and "Island" blocks.  I'm imagining this to be an airplane's view of the vacation lands of Minnesota, where I grew up,  and Michigan where I am now living.  I plan to put the Island blocks together into a great big lake in the middle of farm/forest lands.  Sort of like Lake Michigan.



Again survived the eye injection
Nap afterwards means I can get up early for THE Wedding
Great purchased lasagna for dinner [dear Charlie heated it up]

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Red blocks with a white slash

Made these for the April SCRAP Bee collection.  A requirement of this Bee is that you start with "made" fabric.
And I get to design and receive the blocks for May -- so I am trying out some ideas, starting with these:

Tomorrow I'm going to cut into them. . . . wait and see!



Snow on Monday melted the same day
Baked sweet potato part of dinner
Afternoon nap

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Spring, maybe?

Looking out the kitchen window, I'm glad to see the mini-daffodils are making a show, the grass is green, and maybe the willows are even starting to turn yellow.  Still pretty "brown" around here.  The deciduous trees are bare.
Makes it VERY hopeful to see the daffodils!

I had a four day visit with my friend Sue in Richmond, Virginia, and spring is much further along there.  The azaleas were popping their bright pink in many yards.  And the DOGWOODS!  Wow, everywhere.

I'm behind on learning the music for Women's Chorus, and we are singing five songs at our rehearsal church this Sunday.  So I'll be busy with thtat this week.



Got good help at the rehearsal last night
Sun is shining today
Kindle travels well

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Orchid still in bloom

First bloom on January 8.  Only one has dropped so far, just as the last bud opened the day after we returned from Florida.  Wow!  I had no idea that orchids bloomed for such a long period of time.



Such a nice vacation
Safe travel
House survived our absence